Engine Company 16
LeMay Erickson Willcox Architects was selected by the District of Columbia to provide a major interior renovation of existing Engine Company 16 totaling approximately 26,000 SF. The work included demolition of the interior of the fire station with a new floor plan design and new building systems including mechanical and electrical systems. Work on the exterior of the building, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, included widening the bay doors, window and roof replacement and stabilization of existing masonry elements.
In addition to modernizing the facility, the design strived to return the 80 year old structure to its former glory as a civic landmark. Specific features included recreating and installing the lost original copper weather vane, replacing the copper vaulted roof vents, refurbishing the stately cupola, repairing/refinishing the terrazzo flooring, repairing the original fire poles and safety cages, stripping/refinishing the existing central stair, and repurposing the existing marble wall and shower panels.
- Award of Honor (Gold) / F.I.E.R.O. Fire Station Design Awards 2018
- Bronze Winner / Firehouse Station Design Awards 2018